Documentary Maker Alex Gibney: News Networks Fear the Church of Scientology - 2015-03-05

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F375.png Documentary Maker Alex Gibney: News Networks Fear the Church of Scientology March 5, 2015, Lloyd Grove, Daily Beast

Of all the roadblocks he encountered, the most surprising was outlets' resistance to supplying footage.

When Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney was putting the finishing touches on Going Clear—his expose of the Church of Scientology that premieres March 29 on HBO—he asked for permission from America's broadcast and cable networks to use some of their Scientology-related material in his movie.

Even though he was willing to pay for the privilege, he says their answer was unanimous: No.

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